Physical Science Scholarships

Here are some of the Physical Science scholarships on our site for which you may qualify.

M. Hildred Blewett Scholarship

Deadline June 1st every year. To enable women to return to physics research careers after having had to interrupt those careers. The fellowship consists of a one-year award of up to $45,000 (applicants can apply in a subsequent year for one additional year of support). Allowed expenses include dependent care (limited to 50% of the award), salary, travel, equipment, and tuition and fees. Overhead charges by the institution are not allowed. Eligibility & Selection Criteria Applicants must: Currently be a citizen, legal resident, or resident alien of the United States or Canada. Have completed work toward a PhD. Provide written proof from a U.S. or Canadian institution that the applicant will have institutional affiliation during the tenure of the grant. Institutional affiliation at the time of application is not necessary. In selecting fellowship recipients, the following criteria will be considered: Qualifications of applicant, Status of career before break, Steps the applicant has taken to return to physics research, Relationship of the applicant to the research community, Relationship of project and award to future plans, Scholarly significance of the project, Quality and feasibility of the project design and timeline.

Outstanding Student Paper Contest

The contest is open to both undergraduate and graduate student entries. A first prize of $1,000 ($750 cash + $250 travel expenses), and a second prize of $500 ($250 cash + $250 travel expenses) will be awarded in each division. Both North American and international students are eligible for this contest; however, all applicants must be TMS student members. Students not currently holding memberships may enclose with their paper entry a completed membership application, with dues payment, to become eligible. Papers must not have been published prior to the deadline of May 1st. Only one paper contest entry per student is acceptable.

Physics - Academic Opportunity Award

Scholarships are awarded to students in the following areas of study: Physics, Pre-Engineering, Engineering-Physics, and Physical Science Education. These awards are for incoming freshmen only with a minimum ACT of 23.

ITT Corporation Scholarship Program

Eligible Majors: Finance, Mathematics, Marketing, Chemistry, Computer Science, Physics, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Eligible Schools: UNCF Member Colleges and Universities, HBCU Schools (please check the website for the complete list) Eligible Locations: Open Scholarship Detail: ITT Corporation Scholarship Program will support UNCF and HBCU students in the fields of Chemistry, Chemical, Computer, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, Finance, Marketing, Mathematics, Optics and Physics. The candidates must be classified as a sophomore or junior. Apply Online Donor/Sponsor Name: ITT Corporation Donor/Sponsor URL: Please check the website for the availability of this scholarship.

General Scholarships

1. Applicants must be full-time undergraduate students in either a four-year college or a two-year technical program. 2. Applicants must be graduates of public or private high schools. Criteria: 1. Applicants must have a demonstrated or expressed interest in the plastics industry. 2. Applicants must be majoring in or taking courses that would be beneficial to a career in the plastics industry. This would include but is not limited to plastics engineering, polymer science, chemistry, physics, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, industrial engineering and business administration. 3. An applicant must be in good academic standing with his or her college. 4. Financial need of applicant will be considered.

Ludo Frevel Crystallography Scholarship

Application Requirements/Description: Scholarship for graduate students pursuing crystallographically-oriented research..The applicant should be graduate student enrolled in a graduate degreee program during the calendar year, with major interest in crytallography e.g. crystal structure analysis, crystal morphology, modulated structures, correlation of atomic structure with physical properties, systematic classification of crystal structures, phase identification and materials characterization. The term of the scholarship is one year. The recipient may make application for one renewal at the end of the first year. Because a limited number of scholarships are awarded, renewal applications will be considered on a competitive basis in conjunction with all applications that have been submitted up to the closing date.. There are no restrictions on country, race, age or sex.

Dr. Vicki L. Schechtman Scholarship

AWIS offers undergraduate women the opportunity to apply for the Dr. Vicki L. Schechtman Scholarship. The Schechtman Scholarship awards $1,000 to an undergraduate woman interested in pursuing a career in scientific studies. Preference is given to applicants who wish to pursue research. Any female student matriculating at a college or university, who meets the qualifications, is eligible to apply. Entering and current freshmen are especially encouraged to apply. Applicant must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and hold United States citizenship. Chosen field of study must be recognized by the National Science Foundation. Restrictions are subject to change. This scholarship awards $1,000 to an undergraduate woman interested in pursuing a career in scientific studies. Applicants must be high school seniors or college freshmen, enrolled at a U.S. institution, have a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0 and studying in the life or physical sciences, engineering, mathematics, computer and information sciences, or psychology. The award can be used for any aspect of education.

Physics Club Scholarship Awards

College of Science - Physics Undergraduate Physics major students will be nominated and selected by the faculty of the Physics Department.

Ronald D., Harriet T., and Loraine J. Miller Scholarship Award

This award consists of a one-year credit of about $1,000 that is applied to the student's tuition and fees. Incoming freshman and transfer students are eligible for this award. Prospective students who specify physics as a major or an area of study on their Ball State application forms and have a combined Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) verbal, math, and written score of 1,500 or above are automatically considered for this award. University applications must be completed by March 1 to be considered for this award. Recipients are eligible for renewal annually, subject to the criteria of this award.

SPS Leadership Scholarship

Criteria: 1. Must be majoring in physics. 2. Must be an undergraduate student. 3. Must be at least a junior. 4. Must be an active member of the Society of Physics Students. Contact Information: Students interested in applying for this scholarship should view for more information and an application form.

AT&T Fellowships for Minorities and Women

Undergraduate summer research and graduate fellowships. Underrepresented minorities and women who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents, are majoring in engineering, math, ICS or a physical science, and who want to pursue the Ph.D. in one of these fields are eligible. Also for students majoring in Physical Science.

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